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Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:33 pm
by QpoX
Hi all

I've been looking for a x86 motherboard for core router use...
Looking in the wiki i found "Gigabyte GA-8I848P-G" i did all the things i needed:
4-5 PCI
Intel CPU (about 3GHz)
2x Serial ports
and works with RouterOS v3.x

But the problem with this board is that i can't buy it anywhere...

So do any of you know a board that i can use, that is not on the list, and that meets my demands? :)

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:45 am
by gmsmstr
Why not just use a "Tested and Supported" x86 system?

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:52 am
by QpoX
Well there is a alot of excuses :)
- the price...
- and the need to fix it asap when there is a problem, and wait days for spare parts.
- my own setup the way i want it.

it's cheaper for me to have a new motherboard in stock than to buy another "tested and supported system" for backup...

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:05 pm
by QpoX
Bump? :)

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:02 pm
by InoX
just buy a MB. What do you want? To buy us for you?

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:40 pm
by QpoX
I don't want to waste money on a MB that runs ROS like p00...
So if people wanted to share there experience with motherboards that wasn't on the Wiki, i would be happy :)

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:47 pm
by parrini
just buy a MB. What do you want? To buy us for you?
Dude... get out to sunshine sometimes... looks like you need to socialize a little more... relax!
I don't want to waste money on a MB that runs ROS like p00...
So if people wanted to share there experience with motherboards that wasn't on the Wiki, i would be happy :)
I'm in the same situation you are and am looking for this one:

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Mot ... uctID=2464

Good capacitors, LGA775, dual channel, ICH8 (ICH9 apparently have some issues), good board layout, onboard video.

As second and third options I am looking for these:

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Mot ... -946GM-DS2
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Mot ... uctID=2408

Both are ICH7, tested and stable, very similar to the first.

Good Luck!

***edit***

Instead of looking for boards with several PCIs, try to buy the 4-in-1 Gigabit NIC produced by MikroTik, IN/G44V.

Here:
http://www.routerboard.com/prices.html

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:00 pm
by parrini
Look, on my first post the first link was wrong. I edited and it is correct now.

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:09 pm
by QpoX
4x4 NIC's is what i want :)

4 for internet connection
4 for wireless backbone
4 for fibernet backbone
4 for testing and reserve
and the onboard for config.

But thx i will look in to does...

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:20 pm
by parrini
:shock: OMG! But If I were you I wouldn't rely on finding a board with so many PCIs for much long. If you find a supplier try to buy as many as you can for backup because it seems PCI isn't going to stay for much longer. I just hope MikroTik starts to sell PCI-Express NICs soon.

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:18 pm
by QpoX
Yes that was the plan :)
I also want to see some PCI-e cards...
And RB-21 :)

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:12 pm
by BelWave
Well there is a alot of excuses :)
- the price...
- and the need to fix it asap when there is a problem, and wait days for spare parts.
- my own setup the way i want it.

it's cheaper for me to have a new motherboard in stock than to buy another "tested and supported system" for backup...
Agreed.

We have been using Intel MBs, CPUs and PRO1000 NICs for a couple/few years now. Very reliable, configurable, relatively inexpensive and parts (if ever needed) are always available. In addition to only using Intel for major components we build our 4U MikroTik routers with redundant hot-swap power supplies to insure additional protection, flexibility and overall greater uptime.

When comparing price, flexibility, performance and reliability it's hard to beat a properly built MikroTik router.

Best,


Brad

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:16 am
by gmsmstr
We have Carrier class systems that go up to 22 GigE Interfaces! Including Fiber!

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:40 am
by jwcn
Who cares? You really need to stop spamming the forum.

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:47 pm
by rickard
Wy dont buy a Supermicro Box ? its working verry good
//Rickard

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:45 am
by Equis
For that many interfaces I'd get a good switch and use Vlans.

Re: Looking for a x86 motherboard

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:54 am
by velikan
For that many interfaces I'd get a good switch and use Vlans.
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